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Geelong, Australia
Hong Kong
Southern Anchorage Temporary Waterside Restricted Zone
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Geelong, Australia
As of 0800 hours on December 16, 2017, a temporary waterside exclusion/restricted zone will be placed around the passenger vessel “Regatta which is due to anchor and remain at Geelong’s Corio Bay Southern Anchorage between 0800 hours (December 16) and 0400 hours (December 17).

The vessel will be disembarking/alighting her passengers via ship’s tenders through the Royal Geelong Yacht Club premises during her visit. This waterside exclusion/ restricted zone will include a water area within 50 metres of the anchored vessel.

Mariners are advised that no recreational or unauthorised craft of any size, shape or form will be permitted to enter this exclusion/restricted water area. There will be random water patrols of the declared restricted area by maritime security personnel in a marked “Port Security” vessel.

Geelong Port Control (Phone 5247 0300 or VHF Channel 12) is the central 24-hour contact for all security matters within the Port of Geelong.

Unauthorised entry into the waterside restricted zone is an offence under the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Regulations 2003.

Charts & Publications Affected:Aus 153, Aus 157.

(For information about operations at Australian ports contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com)

Source: Victorian Notice to Mariners, Geelong, No.334-2017 dated 11 December 2017

Dredging Operations at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal 6
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 2 months, dredging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (C) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 20.131’N / 114 deg. 07.457’E
(B) 22 deg. 20.209’N / 114 deg. 07.431’E
(C) 22 deg. 20.302’N / 114 deg. 07.751’EThe works will be carried out by a grab dredger. Three tugboats and three split hopper barges will assist in the works. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.A working area of approximately 50 metres around the grab dredger will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger.

The hours of works will be round-the-clock.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.175 of 2017 dated 12 December 2017

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